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Checklists Revived! (And Improved)

Checklists Revived! (And Improved)

It’s alive! I mean, they’re alive! But not really. Because they are inanimate, non-physical collections of ones and zeros. But you get my point. After much more time than it should have taken, I have finally restored my Metal Earth and Piececool Checklists to function properly. I’ve had to relocate them to a new home, […]

Survey: To Rage or Not to Rage

Survey: To Rage or Not to Rage

Over the years of building these models, I’ve noticed that there are generally two camps when it comes to reactions to things not going well with a build: rage quitters and the doggedly stubborn. Of course, there are also those that cross over, depending on the scenario. I, myself, fall into the doggedly stubborn group, […]

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Okay, so this is, hopefully, going to be one of my briefer posts. But it’s something that I’ve talked about before, sprinkled in among all my various posts. But for some reason, I feel like dedicating a full post to it this week. I should also point out that I also thought about naming this […]

Tools Review: Pliers from 3DMetalTools

Tools Review: Pliers from 3DMetalTools

So here’s something a little different. Instead of reviewing a model, I’m reviewing a bunch of tools. I didn’t come up with this idea on my own, but it will be the first in a series. I was contacted by Brian Gray, who runs 3DMetalTools.com, about whether I would be interested in reviewing some of […]

That’s How I Knoll

That’s How I Knoll

It might be the most controversial debate among Metal Model Builders. To knoll or not to knoll. Well, assuming you know what knolling is. And I only learned the term from watching Adam Savage’s Tested show on YouTube. Knolling is the act of sorting and arranging parts of an assembly before beginning said assembly. I […]

What About Other Brands?

What About Other Brands?

When it comes to metal model brands, I started with Metal Earth. If you’ve found this blog, it’s likely that you did as well. But what about the other brands that are out there? What about the sub-brands? And international brands? Knock-offs? Quality? This post is going to be my attempt to answer some of […]

When Things Go Wrong?

When Things Go Wrong?

I never make the same mistake twice. I usually do it at least a dozen times. And that’s the reality of building Metal Earth models: mistakes happen. There are very few of my builds that went without a hitch. I bet I could count them on two hands, and that’s considering I’ve build over 250. […]